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  • FNGW 7 years +
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    Myrtle Meek has everything a child could ever want, but that doesn't stop her demanding more, more, MORE! Myrtle has declared she now wants a FING, but everyone is at a loss when it comes to knowing what a FING actually is... Mr and Mrs Meek examine the library vaults to dust off the pages of the mysterious Monsterpedia in an effort to find the perfect FING. The Meeks' quest brings them to the depts of the jungliest jungle but will they find a FING? This witty story (complemented by laugh-out-loud illustrations from Tony Ross) from the brilliantly talented David Walliams follows two perfectly nice parents as they try to please an exceptionally monstrous daughter...
  • ICEM 9 years +
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    David Walliams' The Ice Monster won Children's Fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and is an entirely roar-some read about a child who is determined to follow her dreams.

    Elsie is an orphan who lives on the streets of Victorian London. When she hears reports of a woolly mammoth (The Ice Monster of the title) being spotted at the North Pole, she makes it her mission to see for herself.

    A chance encounter later and Elsie is on the adventure of a lifetime - all the way from London to the heart of the Arctic... Will Elsie's dreams come true?

    Winner of the British Book Award Children's Fiction Book of the Year 2019
  • FEBL 7 years +
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    Big-name authors and celebrities including Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson and Mel Giedroyc from Mel and Sue have chosen excerpts from their favourite Enid Blyton stories in this gorgeous gift book.

    Featuring The Famous Five, Malory Towers and The Magic Faraway Tree, this book has full-colour illustrations and personal notes from the authors describing why these books and characters mean so much to them.

    Jacqueline Wilson explains how Enid inspired her to write; Holly Smale recalls falling under the spell of the Enchanted Wood; and Michael Morpurgo fondly remembers having lashings of fun adventures with The Famous Five.
    Format: hardback
  • WCE2 9 years +
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    Written by David Walliams - an author who is proven to know just what kind of buttons to press to get kids giggling - The World's Worst Children introduces a delightfully dreadful cast of characters!

    Presented in full colour, the book features five beastly boys and five gruesome girls including Sofia Sofa, a girl who loves TV and is so stuck to the sofa she's turning into one, and Dribbling Drew, a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip.

    A collection of wickedly funny short stories, there's even a special appearance from Raj - a character who has appeared in all of David Walliams' bestselling novels. The tales are accompanied by Tony Ross' hilarious illustrations.
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    The dazzlingly brilliant Chris Riddell brings his magical illustration talents to J.K. Rowling's gloriously inventive The Tales of Beedle the Bard in a fully illustrated colour edition of this essential classic for Harry Potter fans. Translated from the runes by Hermione Granger, the volume includes `The Tale of the Three Brothers', familiar to readers of Harry Potter from the crucial role it played in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Mischievous and witty, these five rollicking tales are a deeply satisfying read in the tradition of all great fables and fairytales. Kindnesses are rewarded and selfishness shown to be the ruin of many a wizard. Burping cauldrons, hairy hearts and cackling stumps are met along the way. Each of the tales is accompanied by a deliciously subversive and insightful commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore, all brought vividly to life with Riddell's trademark wit and elegance. Former Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the only illustrator to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times, and is brought together here for the first time with one of the world's best loved storytellers in this new edition of J.K. Rowling's fairytale classic. Much loved by generations of witches and wizards since they first appeared in the fifteenth century, this beautifully illustrated edition is set to become a firm favourite at bedtime in non-magical households the world over. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of Lumos, an international children's charity founded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling.
  • WWN2 9 years +
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    The World's Worst Children are back in this selection of short stories from the one and only David Walliams.

    Illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross, this book introduces beastly boys and gruesome girls and this time around they're ruder, more disgusting and worse than you could ever imagine! You'll be delightfully horrified by the antics of Gruesome Griselda and Fussy Frankie.

    Presented in beautiful hardback, these ten stories even feature a special cameo from the fan favourite, Raj!
  • DWQ2 9 years +
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    Can you believe it's been 10 years since The Boy in the Dress first made his way on to children's bookshelves? Bad Dad, the 10th children's novel written by David Walliams, finds him at his anarchic and heart-warming best.

    Frank's dad has been thrown into prison for driving the getaway car in a bank robbery, so Frank hatches a plan to get him out for one night to give the money back. Frank's dad is happy to go along and make amends for his mistakes but the crime boss, Mr. Big, has other ideas...

    A fine addition to David's roster of children's classics, this is a pacy riches-to-rags story that celebrates the bond between parent and child and we're sure it will also make you and your children laugh and cry in equal measure.

    This title was shortlisted for 2018's British Book Award Children's Book of the Year.
  • WWCH 9 years +
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    David Walliams provides another 10 horrendously hilarious stories about some rather horrible children in the latest book from his bestselling series.

    Illustrated by Tony Ross, the tales focus on children including the tantrum-laden Tandy and 10-year-old Hank, who loves playing pranks on his long-suffering family.
  • Enid Blyton's First Christmas and Other Stories - Hardback - 9781444932812 - Enid Blyton
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    This beautiful book contains 16 of the most popular stories from the New Testament, all retold by Enid Blyton - one of the world's favourite authors.

    Originally published between the 1940s and '60s, this book includes the likes of The Three Wise Men and The First Christmas. The stories are beautifully illustrated in black and white.
    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
  • ASXGD 9 years +
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    Tilly can't believe it when her best friend Matty is asked to be a bridesmaid. In Tilly's favourite daydream, she's kitted out in the most beautiful bridesmaid dress, walking down the aisle behind a beautiful bride. The one wedding she'd really like to attend is her own mum and dad's. But as that's never going to happen, it's time for Tilly to make her own dream come true - and put her bridesmaid services up for hire...A fabulous, funny and moving story about the power of friendship from the mega-bestselling author of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and Katy. It is full of beautiful illustrations by much-loved illustrator, Nick Sharratt.
  • ORF2 7 years +
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    Award-winning War Horse author Michael Morpurgo retells some of his favourite Aesop's fables in this fun collection.

    Beautifully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, of I Love You Blue Kangaroo fame, the stories include The Hare and The Tortoise, Town Mouse and Country Mouse and The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg.

    Perfect for reading aloud, each simple story has a gentle message little bookworms can learn from.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • RIX2 3 years +
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    The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the first in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 books.

    It tells the tale of a mischievous young rabbit who narrowly escapes a frightening fate when he ventures into Mr McGregor's vegetable garden.

    With beautiful illustrations and an affectionate and touching storyline, The Tale of Peter Rabbit is totally deserving of its iconic status in children's literature. This book would make a lovely gift for children aged 3 and above.
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    A timeless heroine, Alice is quick-witted, determined and resourceful. In her extraordinary adventures she meets a series of unforgettable characters, from the bossy White Rabbit to the grinning Cheshire-Cat and the Mad Hatter, all of whom are as famous as Alice herself. Gloriously illustrated with the original line drawings by John Tenniel, plates coloured by John Macfarlane, a ribbon marker and a foreword by Hilary McKay, this beautiful hardback edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which was first published by Macmillan in 1865, is a truly special gift to treasure.
  • GWDH 7 years +
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    Presented in a scrumdiddlyumptious scrapbook style, The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl provides Dahl fans with many tremendous things and wonderful surprises.

    Inspired by his magical storytelling and especially published to coincide with the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, the book first shows the reader the writing hut in which Dahl created his crazy worlds and then invites them to step into each one - there are letters and newspaper cuttings about a giant peach; an insight into what hides inside a Twits-style beard; and a spotter's guide to the man-eating giants of Giant Country from The BFG.

    With plenty of Quentin Blake's iconic artwork on display and flaps to lift and guides inserted in the pages, this is a book that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about visiting Roald Dahl's phizz-whizzing worlds.
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    First published by Macmillan in 1907, this charming miniature edition of Carroll's classic tale is specially abridged for younger readers, a sixth of the length of the original 1865 edition. It features 32 brightly coloured illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, uniquely featuring Alice in a red dress. Faithfully reproduced from a rare archive copy, this unique little book retains all the charm of the historic original. With luxurious red Wibalin binding and gold sprayed edges, it is the perfect celebration of Alice's special anniversary, and a wonderful gift for fans of every age.
  • ACMNM 3 years +
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    Poor Jemima. All she wants to do is lay her eggs in peace, and be allowed to hatch them herself. At last she flies off and finds the perfect place. Little does the silly duck realise that the charming gentleman who has lent her his woodshed is busily planning a delicious meal of...roast duck! Jemima was a real duck belonging to Beatrix Potter, who lived at her farm, Hill Top. The story also features Beatrix's own sheepdog, Kep, who thankfully manages to save Jemima from a nasty fate! "The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck" is number nine in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 little books, the titles of which are as follows: "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"; "The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin"; "The Tailor of Gloucester"; "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny"; "The Tale of Two Bad Mice"; "The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle"; "The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher"; "The Tale of Tom Kitten"; "The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck"; "The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies"; "The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse"; "The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes"; "The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse"; "The Tale of Mr. Tod"; "The Tale of Pigling Bland"; "The Tale of Samuel Whiskers"; "The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan"; "The Tale of Ginger and Pickles"; "The Tale of Little Pig Robinson"; "The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit"; "The Story of Miss Moppet"; "Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes"; and, "Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes".
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    A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell - weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish. On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. This queen will decide her own future - and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems. Twisting together the familiar and the new, this perfectly delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents. Lavishly produced, packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations enhanced with metallic ink, this is a spectacular and magical gift.

    Winner of the 2016 Kate Greenaway Medal.
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    "I wrote to Macmillan to suggest a new idea: a 'Nursery Edition' of Alice with pictures printed in." Lewis Carroll's diary, 15th February, 1881 The Nursery Alice, originally published by Macmillan & Co. in 1890, was the very first colour edition of Alice. It was intended, wrote Carroll, "to be read by Children aged from Nought to Five. To be read? Nay, not so! Say rather to be thumbed, to be cooed over, to be dogs'-eared, to be rumpled, to be kissed ..." With this new, younger readership in mind, Carroll rewrote Alice, simplifying and abridging the original text, while Tenniel redrew, enlarged and coloured twenty of his iconic illustrations. The resulting book is a delightfully engaging experience, readers prompted to interact not only with the story but also with the images and even the physical book itself, in a way that is thoroughly modern. Gloriously reproduced for the anniversary year, the present edition retains the every word of the original and restores the exquisite delicacy of Tenniel's artwork - lost in reproductions across the decades - along with the delightful cover artwork by Emily Gertrude Thomson. This gem of a book is the perfect introduction to Alice, a delight for readers of every age.
  • ADCFD 3 years +
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    "The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-winkle" was first published in 1905, and is as charming today as it was then. It tells the tale of a hidden home high in the hills. It is discovered one day by a little girl called Lucie, who is in search of her missing pocket handkerchiefs. She knocks on the tiny door, and meets Mrs Tiggy-winkle who does all the washing and ironing for the neighbouring animals. Lucie spends a lovely day helping her, and it's only right at the end of the day that she realises Mrs Tiggy-winkle is a hedgehog! "The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-winkle" is number six in "Beatrix Potter's" series of 23 little books, the titles of which are as follows: "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"; "The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin"; "The Tailor of Gloucester"; "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny"; "The Tale of Two Bad Mice"; "The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle"; "The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher"; "The Tale of Tom Kitten"; "The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck"; "The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies"; "The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse"; "The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes"; "The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse"; "The Tale of Mr. Tod"; "The Tale of Pigling Bland";"The Tale of Samuel Whiskers"; "The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan"; "The Tale of Ginger and Pickles"; "The Tale of Little Pig Robinson"; "The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit"; "The Story of Miss Moppet"; "Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes"; and, "Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes".
  • ALBRH 9 years +
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    Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. Elsewhere at Ghastly-Gorm Ada's wardrobe-dwelling lady's maid Marylebone has received a marriage proposal. Ada vows to aid the course of true love and find out what Maltravers is up to, but amidst all this activity, everyone, including her father, appears to have forgotten her birthday!
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    Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks is a fun, lift-the-flap book written by former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson.

    The story is a wild rhyming romp that your toddler will love. With stylish illustrations from Axel Scheffler, and a clueless fox who requires some help finding his socks, this book is lots of fun to read aloud.

    Bright and full of interest, Fox's Socks will appeal to little ones from 2+.
  • ADCFI 3 years +
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    Beatrix Potter's famous tale of a naughty squirrel who loses his tail is as popular today as it was when it was first published over 100 years ago. Join Nutkin, his brother Twinkleberry and all his cousins as they make their way over to Owl Island to gather nuts. See what happens when Old Brown, the terrifying owl guardian of the island decides he has had enough of silly Nutkin's cheekiness! Ouch!! "The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin" is number two in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 little books, the titles of which are as follows: "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" is number one in "Beatrix Potter's" series of 23 little books, the titles of which are as follows: "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"; "The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin"; "The Tailor of Gloucester"; "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny"; "The Tale of Two Bad Mice"; "The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle"; "The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher"; "The Tale of Tom Kitten"; "The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck"; "The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies"; "The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse"; "The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes"; "The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse"; "The Tale of Mr. Tod"; "The Tale of Pigling Bland";"The Tale of Samuel Whiskers"; "The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan"; "The Tale of Ginger and Pickles"; "The Tale of Little Pig Robinson"; "The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit"; "The Story of Miss Moppet"; "Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes"; and, "Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes".
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    The Complete Alice, including both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, is the ultimate edition of Lewis Carroll's much-loved classic, from the original publisher, Macmillan. Packed full of amazing exclusive extra features from the Macmillan archive and a foreword by Philip Pullman, The Complete Alice also has a glorious die-cut cover with intricate embossed two foil detail, head and tail bands, red foiled edges and a ribbon marker - all making this a gift edition to treasure forever. Lewis Carroll's Alice has been enchanting children for 150 years. Curious Alice, the bossy White Rabbit, the formidable Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter are among the best loved, most iconic literary creations of all time. Macmillan was the original publisher of Alice in 1865 and is proud to remain true to the vision of its creators. This stunning anniversary treasury reproduces every word of Carroll's masterpiece and its equally famous sequel, Through the Looking-Glass. The dreamlike illustrations, colour versions of Sir John Tenniel's originals, were produced in 1911 by celebrated artist Harry Theaker, under the direction of Tenniel himself, and the series completed by contemporary watercolourist Diz Wallis. Curiouser and curiouser! Lively and authoritative non-fiction content draws on Macmillan's rich historical archive to tell the real-life story of how Alice was written and published, making this a perfect gift for fans of Alice young and old.
  • AHQZS 3 years +
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    This wonderful collection brings together the four original Beatirx Potter stories which feature the mischievous little rabbit: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and the Tale of Mr Tod. Peter Rabbit and his cousin, Benjamin Bunny, along with their extensive family, get into all sorts of mischief as they sneak into Mr McGregor's garden, narrowly avoid being turned into rabbit pie and outsmart the wily and cunning fox, Mr Tod. Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny's mischief, as well as their creative ploys to trick and outsmart their enemies, have ensured their lasting status as childhood favourites. This book, bringing together all the classic Peter Rabbit tales from their original publisher, Frederick Warne, is the perfect gift for any Beatrix Potter fan, or as an introduction to the enchanting world of Peter Rabbit.